What’s on in Blackburn with Darwen – 28th November to 4th December 2016

Published Friday 25 November 2016 at 11:58

Here’s our list of events in & around Blackburn & Darwen from Monday, 28th November to Sunday, 4th December 2016.

Don’t Forget: Blackburn Big Christmas Light Switch On is on Saturday, 26th November with Rock FM from 4pm & the first acts on stage from 5pm in King William Street. The Batmobile, Ecto-1 & the Staypuft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters will be on Ainsworth Street 10am -4pm .

Please note that you may need to purchase tickets for some of the events below. To avoid disappointment, please contact the venues to make sure that there are still tickets/places available if you are planning to attend any of the events below. For more information see our web site www.visitblackburn.co.uk or contact Blackburn Visitor Centre tel: 01254 688040/ email: visit@blackburn.gov.uk

Blackburn Town Centre:

  • Until 15th April 2017: Soul is Form: Books Printed in England from the Hart Collection, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 4.45pm
  • Until 9th Dec: Conscience & Conviction, WW1 themed exhibition, Blackburn Central Library
  • Until 14th Feb: Blackburn Artists Society Autumn Open Exhibition, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 4.45pm
  • Until 24th Dec: Father Christmas’ Grotto open in The Mall Blackburn
  • 28th & 29th Nov: Blackburn with Darwen Music Service present their Children For Children Christmas Concerts, Blackburn Cathedral 6.30pm
  • 29th Nov: Blackburn Film Club “Man Bites Dog”, The Bureau, Victoria St. 7pm
  • 29th Nov: “The Hiring Fairs of the NW” Talk by Stephen Chance, Blackburn History Soc. Blackburn Library 7.30pm
  • 1st Dec: Lancashire Telegraph Christmas Tea Dance, King Georges Hall 1pm -4pm
  • 1st Dec: Late Night Shopping, The Mall Blackburn until 8pm
  • 1st Dec: Beyond Labels: In Young Men’s Shoe, The Bureau, Victoria St. 6pm
  • 2nd Dec: Derian House “Lights of Love” Carol Concert, Blackburn Cathedral 7.30pm
  • 2nd Dec: The Wrangling + special acoustic guests, Blakey’s Café Bar from 9pm
  • 2nd Dec: Georges Comedy Club, Windsor Suite, King Georges Hall 8pm
  • 3rd – 17th Dec: BIG Nutcracker Prize Trail around Blackburn Town Centre.
  • 3rd Dec: Santa Train, Blackburn –Clitheroe 9.51am from Blackburn Rail Station (normal fares apply)
  • 3rd Dec: Get Crafty, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 12 – 4pm
  • 3rd Dec: Blackburn Music Society present “Handel’s Messiah”, Blackburn Cathedral 7pm
  • 3rd Dec: True Order + Joy Division, Night Club & DJ, Windsor Suite, King Georges Hall from 8pm
  • 4th Dec: Blackburn Market Sunday Open 10.30am -4.30pm
  • 4th Dec:  Lantern Making Workshop , The Bureau, Victoria St. 10am -4pm

Darwen Town Centre:

  • Until 5th Feb: Darwen Art Group Exhibition, Sunnyhurst Woods Visitor Centre Thurs –Sunday 12 – 3.30pm
  • 1st Dec: Jim Bob + Chris T-T, Darwen Library Theatre 8pm
  • 3rd Dec: Comedy Club, Darwen Library Theatre 8pm
  • 4th Dec: Annual Christmas Concert, Darwen Library Theatre 1.30pm

Other events around the borough:

  • 30th Nov – 7th January: Pantomime “Sinbad”, Thwaites Empire Theatre (various times)
  • 29th Nov: Skyride, Towpath Trails, 12mile cycle ride, Meet Witton Park Cycle Centre 10am
  • 29th Nov: Meet the Artist: Lesley Taylor, Chetham Arms, Chapeltown 7.30pm
  • 3rd Dec: Winter Wonderland, Roe Lee Park, 12 -4pm
  • 3rd Dec: Blackburn Rovers v Huddersfield, Ewood Park 3pm
  • 3rd Dec: Small Business Saturday, community business fair, The Barlow, Edgworth 10.30am -3.30pm
  • 4th Dec: Christmas Wreath Workshop, Turton Tower (booking essential 07443 459818)
  • 4th Dec: Lancashire Mind’s 5K Elf Run, Witton Country Park 11am
  • 4th Dec: Mulled Wine, Mince Pies & Music, The Barlow, Edgworth 7.15pm

We try our best to keep up to date with what’s going on around the Borough but if you know of any other events please let us know so that we can add them to our listings. If you know of anyone else who would like to receive our weekly updates please email us their details: visit@blackburn.gov.uk

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